Do You Offer Free Consultations?
Yes, for our existing patients. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your options for straighter teeth.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Makes Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® aligner trays, changed every two weeks, apply a constant, gradual pressure to straighten teeth.
What Determines My Invisalign Cost?
Your treatment time determines your Invisalign cost, since you will need a new aligner tray every two weeks. The greater the misalignment of your teeth, the longer it will take to shift them. Call us today to arrange your no cost consultation and your dentist can tell you the anticipated cost after evaluating your teeth.
What Is the Difference Between Invisalign and Braces?
Invisalign uses alignment trays to straighten teeth, while braces, both clear and metal, use a system of brackets and wires.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces straighten teeth slowly, using brackets and wires, similar to metal braces. However, they are less visible.
What Do Clear Braces Cost?
The severity of your orthodontic issues dictates your cost. Clear braces are more expensive than metal braces if cost is a major consideration.
How Do Clear Braces and Invisalign Compare?
Both Invisalign and clear braces straighten teeth. Clear braces are more noticeable than Invisalign transparent aligners. Invisalign trays are adjusted more often than clear braces, but they are removable. During your initial consultation, our dentist can help you choose which is best in your case. Call today to arrange for your consultation.
Metal Braces, Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Metal Braces Move Teeth?
Metal braces use strategically placed brackets attached to your teeth and wires to slowly push teeth into alignment.
Why Are Metal Braces So Affordable?
Metal braces are more affordable than Invisalign or clear braces because the material is the least expensive, not because metal braces are the least effective option. Call to schedule your consultation and learn how affordable metal braces can change the way you feel about smiling.
How Do Metal Braces Compare to Less Obvious Orthodontic Options?
Metal braces may be more visible than clear braces or Invisalign, but the brackets are smaller than you will remember. Additionally, metal braces move teeth faster than your other options, meaning you won’t have to wear them for as long as you would have to wear clear braces or Invisalign.
What Are the Benefits of Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating orthodontic brackets hold archwires with a little spring-load contraption, eliminating the need for elastics and wires. There will be less friction, which may make the treatment gentler on your teeth.
What Is the Price for Self-Ligating Brackets?
Braces with self-ligating brackets are more expensive, but they may be worth the extra cost to you. Our dentist will explain the benefits of self-ligating brackets during your consultation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Locate a Dental Office in North San Antonio for Braces?
Call our office in North San Antonio and make an appointment for a complimentary consultation. We welcome new patients.
What Are the Prices for Orthodontic Work?
There are a number of ways to straighten teeth; each one has a different cost. Moreover, the extent of misalignment will affect your total cost. During your consultation, our dentist can discuss your options and their costs. Call us today to arrange your consultation.
Orthodontist vs. Dentist for Braces?
Orthodontists are dentists who have continued their education with a two to three year orthodontic residency. Since orthodontists have additional training, dentists may refer patients with severely crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw to an orthodontist.
What Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Mean?
Phase 1 orthodontics is treatment rendered when a child is between six and ten years old. The treatment may prevent future bite issues or ensure that there is sufficient room for permanent teeth to erupt in alignment.
What Are the Typical Phase 1 Costs?
Each child has unique needs; there isn’t an average cost. Our dentist will discuss the cost of treatment with you before beginning any work. Since the treatment is typically necessary, dental insurance may cover the cost.
What Does Phase 2 Orthodontics Mean?
Phase 2 orthodontics is treatment for a child that starts around age 11 or 12. This treatment may include braces, but after Phase 1 treatment, your child may spend less time in braces.